Helen Hutcheon

Helen Hutcheon

Australasia correspondent

Helen Hutcheon did her cadetship on a shipping magazine and worked in P&O’s Sydney office for seven years as a public relations journalist.

For 19 years she was deputy editor of Travel Week, which was Australia’s leading trade newspaper that covered major local and international industry events.

In 2008 the late legendary Rama Rebbapragada presented her with an award from Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd ‘in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the cruising industry.’

In 2010 she won the Neil Frazer Award for ‘outstanding contribution to the cruise industry,’ elevating her to CLIA Australasia’s hall of fame.

She has been the Australasia correspondent for Seatrade Cruise Review since 1997 and for Seatrade Insider (now Seatrade Cruise News) since its launch in 2000.

Princess Cruises’ 45 years Down Under

July 3, 2019

The return of Pacific Princess to Australia for the 2020/21 local summer season coincides with the 45th anniversary of Princess Cruises’ first round cruise from Australia aboard the original Pacific Princess, which starred in the television show ‘The Love Boat.’ Read More

NZ regional port making moorings safer

June 13, 2019

PrimePort Timaru in the southern Canterbury region of New Zealand between Christchurch and Dunedin is installing 15 shore bollards and new wharf bollards for the safer mooring of ships, including cruise vessels. Read More

Demand for Greg Mortimer fueled second Aurora newbuild charter

June 5, 2019

Robert Halfpenny, MD of Australia’s Aurora Expeditions, confirmed an agreement with SunStone Ships for a second Ulstein X-BOW ship for delivery in 2021. In 2018, he had said a sister ship was planned, and SunStone recently firmed the newbuild order, without disclosing the charterer. Read More

Armstrong and Bonner to speak at NZCA 2019

June 4, 2019

The New Zealand Cruise Association has announced that Adam Armstrong and Susan Bonner will join the impressive lineup of speakers at its annual conference in Shed 10 on Queens Wharf in Auckland August 22-23. Read More

CLIA congratulates Australia’s re-elected PM

May 20, 2019

Cruise Lines International Association Australasia and Asia md Joel Katz congratulated Australia’s incumbent Prime Minister Scott Morrison on his re-election last Saturday and said CLIA is pleased to have the opportunity for ongoing engagement with the Australian Government and its agencies as it works to support cruise growth. Read More

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